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'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore' announces its cast of contributors -- exclusive

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The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore has revealed the identities of the correspondents who will support host Larry Wilmore when the topical comedy show premieres later this month. And, in keeping with the show’s mission to offer up underrepresented perspectives, it’s a diverse bunch.

Joining Wilmore will be Bollywood actress and culture reporter Shenaz Treasury, who got her start on MTV Asia and went on to star in popular Bollywood films like Ishq Vishik and Delhi Belly. She also wrote, produced, and hosted the Travel Channel series Culture Shock. The Nightly Show‘s panel will also feature New York City-based standup comedians Ricky Velez and Mike Yard. Velez was recently voted New York’s Funniest by the New York Comedy Festival, and was named one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch. Yard—who hails from the U.S. Virgin Islands—won Comedy Central’s Get Up Stand Up online competition and has also appeared on Inside Amy Schumer and HBO’s Def Comedy Jam.

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore will debut on Monday, January 19 at 11:30 p.m. following The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.